[Numpy-discussion] numpy 2.0, what else to do?

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Sun Feb 14 01:29:04 CST 2010


On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 11:13 PM, Matthew Brett <matthew.brett@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> > Sounds to me like you don't fully agree w/ Travis - he said "This is
> exactly
> > what I was worried about with calling the next release 2.0."  Seems that
> > Travis understands that the larger community, whether we want them to or
> > not, _does_ "attach...much importance to [a] big number change" and wants
> to
> > avoid calling the next release 2.0 precisely because he recognizes that
> the
> > changes we do think we can make in three weeks don't warrant that
> magnitude
> > of a number change.  But then, perhaps I shouldn't speak for Travis,
> sorry
> > Travis. ;-)
>
> I think the wider community will be OK, as long as we stay calm about
> not getting overwhelmed with the number change, and just doing an
> ordinary release.   I can't see us losing many users if they pick up
> 2.0 and don't see lots of new features, at least, that's never worried
> me in other people's releases.   In any case, I think we're committed
> to the 2.0 version number at this point.
>

I recognize this falls into the category of "too little, too late" (I
stopped following the ABI breakage thread and thus didn't know that it had
morphed into a new release/naming thread) but "-1" on calling the new
release "2.0".

DG
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